Death Be Not Proud

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Not dreadful, but mighty, this worksheet for “Divine Sonnet X” (aka “Death Be Not Proud”) models for individuals how to recognize John Donne’s argument for why Death should not be proud and how to recognize the sonnet structure and rhyme scheme. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the exercise by asking readers to consider the significance of the change in the rhyme scheme in the final lines of the poem
Pros

  • The annotated template for the sonnet clearly reveals Donne's argument
  • The graphic organizers let users discover the structure of the sonnet
  • A great way to introduce learners to the sonnet
Cons

  • No prompts are provided to extend the discussion